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Tuesday 14 April 2020
by Jackie Emson

Happy? Ok? Sad? Workplace mental wellbeing

The mental health site www.happyoksad.org.uk was developed for people who live or work in Warrington. Several of the website’s pages are age-related, to make it easier for people to find the information most relevant to them. There’s also a page for front line workers, with details of free resources. 



The site covers: 

• simple things we can all do to look after our mental wellbeing  

• symptoms of common mental health problems  

• services that can offer information, advice, support or treatment  

• support available if someone can't cope and needs help right now 

• how to access free mental health and wellbeing training and resources 

   

Outlined below are some areas of the site which have recently been developed or updated: 

 

• Workplace mental wellbeing & the construction industry 

This page includes links to information and resources  for employers and employees. Some of the services and resources listed are specific to the construction industry, some are more general and will be relevant to a wide range of workplaces. To find this information, go to www.happyoksad.org.uk scroll down the homepage, then click the link under the “workplace mental wellbeing” heading. 

• Looking after your mental wellbeing 

Each of the age-related pages on the site has a section, “looking after your mental wellbeing”, this includes links to information, evidence-based resources and self-management strategies, which can help maintain or improve mental wellbeing. 

• COVID-19 and mental wellbeing 

There’s now a page on the Happy? OK? Sad? site about COVID-19 and mental wellbeing. Some of the sites listed in this section have suggestions and information for maintaining mental wellbeing while working from home. The information includes links to government guidance and also to free CBT-based resources. 

• Bereavement support services 

Each of the age-related pages on the site has a section, “organisations offering bereavement support”. This includes links to both local and national support services. Some of the services are specific to people bereaved by suicide. 

• Free mental wellbeing and suicide prevention e-learning 

As face-to-face training can’t take place at present, there’s a page on the Happy OK? Sad? site with details of free e-learning sessions. This page lists a range of e-learning aimed at the general public and front line workers.